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6/7/13 3:27 P

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AWESOME attitude!!!!!!!! Weight fluctuates from day to day, and checking too often can be discouraging (or can be motivating - depends on your personality).

I find that if I eat too much salt (I love salt), my weight can be as much as 2 pounds higher the following day! EEEK water retention!

Don't let the scale get you down, but use it as motivation to keep making healthy choices as often as possible, and you'll know you are moving in the right direction no matter what the scale says!!!!!!!

As a suggestion - maybe carry some healthy snacks to work (fruit, nuts, yogurt) and a refillable bottle of water so you don't need to hit the snack machine. I know those foods are tempting (Because I have trouble with impulse control when I'm around bags of chips, I avoid walking past the machine at work as much as possible, and I don't take money with me when I go to eat in the lunch room! lol)

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6/6/13 1:28 A

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I am on a couple of challenges to lose a lbs./week until July. I count my Monday weigh-in as my official weight but I peek at the scale Thursdays and Saturdays. Today the scale was not my friend! I almost hit the panic button and then told myself that this is just a bump on the road and I need to keep on keeping on. Yesterday I hit the snack machine at work so I need to do better today. Have a great day everyone!

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5/25/13 9:52 A

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A great strategy for when you have blown all your calories before supper is to allow yourself 300 calories for supper so you aren't starving and end up eating even MORE than that.

Make it quality calories like:

scrambled eggbeaters and juice
salad with low cal dressing on the side
vegetables/fruits
turkey or chicken breast meat with a vegetable

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5/23/13 8:08 P

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its ok squiddesigns Tomorrow is a new day.. everyone slips sometimes.. the key is to not give up and keep on going :)

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5/23/13 4:16 P

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Blow all your calories in one meal? Pretty much just did that. I have 17 calories left for dinner . . . hmmmm I think I'll be having celery & water?

Just keep swimming!


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5/23/13 3:09 P

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Thank you for the ideas as for calorie intake.. I'm on a diet called 17 day diet and it does not require me to count calories but I've also been watching calories on the tracker for SP. thank you again!

Karla
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KELLY122581's Photo KELLY122581 Posts: 614
5/23/13 2:06 A

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It is hard at first to get enough water - but once your body is used to it, it will be hard to not drink enough. There are tons of tips on SP message boards about how to get enough water.

My personal tricks include ALWAYS carrying my refillable water bottle with me. In the beginning, tracking water was helpful for me too. I also try to drink at least 3 glasses of water before lunch, and another 3 before dinner. Then 2 at night. This pacing works for me.

One guy I know kept 8 pennies in his left pocket, and whenever he drank a glass he moved a penny to his right pocket. A girl in our group used the same method but put 8 little bangle bracelets on her left arm and moved one over to her right with each glass of water. These visual aids can be really helpful.

If you think of other tips, post them for us in the daily chat!!

What is your calorie goal? Are you getting enough macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs, etc?) You do need to eat enough calories - to keep your metabolism going, but a few days of being under while you get the hang of things won't hurt you.

Good luck!!

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5/22/13 5:56 P

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it hasn't happened to me yet.. but its nice to know there is some place to come to! I"m having a hard time getting all my water in and I have not come close to getting my calories.. but I still feel full enough ... I haven't weighed myself to see if I've lost I decided I only want to weigh once a week.

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4/30/13 6:04 P

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This is where you come when you need FAST help. Blow your whole day's calories in one meal and don't know what to do? Just tell us the problem and we will do our best to help.

Suzanne - Central Kentucky
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urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495129


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